6 Books That'll Get You Interested In Something As Serious As Quantum Physics

Karishma Govil , 27 Apr 2018
Universe (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)
Universe (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

The universe is so vast and infinite that sometimes, it makes us feel so tiny like a speck of dust. Quantum physics explains theories which cannot be explained on a macro level. It possibly holds secrets to everything we are made of. It’s entirely based on the relationship between wavefunction and the observable operators. Today, we’ve got you a list of books you could read if you’re interested in and want to know more about quantum physics.

1. The Dancing Wu Li Masters

Zukav has written this book for those who are curious about the mind-expanding discoveries of advanced physics but are not very familiar with physics as much. Like a Wu Li Master who would teach us about the falling petal before speaking of gravity, Zukav writes in a very simple manner with no mathematical jargon.
Author: Gary Zukav

2. Universe In A Nutshell

This book was a sequel to Hawking’s first book called  A Brief History of Time. He wrote the seven chapters independently so that each could be read separately with the exception of the first two, which explain the foundation of modern cosmological theories.
He has tried to make his chapters as simple as possible with the help of graphics.
Author: Stephen Hawking

3. Quantum Field Theory For The Gifted Amateur

The authors give us a hands-on approach to quantum physics in a descriptive way. They use examples to simplify the theories and explain it in very easy-to-understand terms.
Author: Tom Lancaster & Stephen Blundell

4. Quantum Physics For Dummies

For anyone who wants to learn about quantum physics and is new to it, this book is the first one they should read. It is explained in the simplest way possible and this book increases the interest of the reader to know more about quantum physics.
Author: Steven Holzner

5. How To Teach Physics To Your Dog

The author explains quantum physics so simply, that even a dog can understand it. Hence, the title. He talks about it like he is explaining it to his dog, Emma. He explains many theories like the Schrödinger’s cat, quantum tunnelling, Heisenberg‘s uncertainty principle, the quantum Zeno effect, and even quantum teleportation in a very simple way.
Author: Chad Orzel

6. Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide To Science’s Most Puzzling Discovery

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Always when topic is tough, they say it's best to start with some jokes: "Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar … And doesn't." 😂 "Heisenberg was pulled over by a police officer, who asked him, “do you know how fast you were going?” Heisenberg replied, “No, but I know exactly where I am.”" "-Oh, Jane, you're the one for me! – But, Bob, in a quantum world, how can we be sure?" Leaving the giggles aside, quantum theory is a fascinating, complicated, confusing, puzzling, disorienting, complex, perplexing subject that exists or not, depending on your reading this or not. 😂 Eh, I couldn't really help myself. I am truly mystified by this area of science and I try to read whatever I can or attempt to understand. This visual guide wasn't that hard to get into and quite funny and well made. Now on to find a box and a cat. 😸 #justfinished #introducingquantumtheory #agraphicguide #jpmcevoy #oscarzarate #iconbooks #bookstagram #book #bibliophile #igreads #haibunmd

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This book takes us on a step-by-step tour with the key figures of quantum theory including Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrodinger’s experiments. Each contributed at least one crucial concept to the theory.
Authors: J.P. McEvoy & Oscar Zarate

So, are you ready to know more about the universe than you did before? Tell us your favourite read in the comments below.

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